|07-19-2009, 02:27 AM||#71|
Join Date: Apr 2009
"The Joe team should stay entirely American with maybe one or two operatives from the UK or Israel. Until the rest of the world can step up to the plate in areas like Afghanistan, screw 'em. We shouldn't include them in our fictional military exploits as well."
You know, I agree with you that the joes should be an American unit. That's what they are and have always been. I agreed with everything you said until your very unncessary comment regarding other countries 'stepping up to the plate'. I was gonna leave it alone but I find that comment deeply insulting.
As of yesterday there were approx 1,183 casualties of this war, granted 667 were American lives. What you said is insulting to the servicemen and women and their families killed in this conflict who weren't american.
So far Australia has lost 11 servicemen, including one more as I type this, 11 may seem small in comparison but given the difference in population sizes, the fact that the Aust military is preoccupied with other military actions closer to our neck of the woods, our govt sends as many as we can spare.
At the moment, we have the bulk of our special forces supporting actions in support of US interests...
I find in my quiet opinion, someone implying, even in a board concerned with toy soldiers that some of their govt's allies 'not stepping up' is a slap in their face to our servicemen who've given their lives to support the US. I knew 2 of those men and that's why your comment bothers me.
And in regards to the topic of this thread, Roadblock is the man, and hopefully will be in the next film (if indeed, there IS a next film)....
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|07-19-2009, 08:03 AM||#72|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Illinois (northwest suburbs of Chicago)
I'm assuming the character of Roadblock was not Lady Jaye-d but is simply not being used. I see why they argue over these two instead of Stalker (Stalker is more a favorite with me-but lacks the amazing movie effects minigun option), I think it's just Hasbro playing favorites here. The two are seen as relatively interchangeable and are often substituted for each other in projects (this happened to me with them).
Heavy Duty has been through multiple incarnations through the tv series, comics, action figures, etc. and so his personality is less set in stone and more generic to work with in a feature film...less baggage for the writers. From a business perspective it makes perfect sense (yes-Roadblock from this perspective would command a higher "salary" in terms of attention to detail and writing than is cost effective).
|07-19-2009, 08:30 AM||#73|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Why hasn't Captain Grid Iron replaced Duke? Why is a guy who came out in the 1990s being pushed like he's the second coming of Snake-Eyes? Screw Heavy Duty. He should not have ever been anything more than that guy with the neon green hat.
|07-19-2009, 01:07 PM||#74|
Join Date: Aug 2002
I wouldn't make Mr. T a big white guy like the bald moron on Operation Repo, so why take a white character and make him black? Makes no sense..
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|07-19-2009, 01:42 PM||#75|
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|07-19-2009, 02:00 PM||#76|
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How are you going to take a real life fictional character, played by a real life actor and change them to white, if you wanted to do that?
Better yet, how would anyone?
Has someone invented time travel I'm not aware of? If they happened to reboot any of the above mentioned shows (And I'm pretty sure they're making an A-Team) then possibly they'd consider changing character races. But I doubt it, as Mr. T is pretty set in stone for what he is. Whereas Ripcord is a fictional written character with no real portrayal. Oh wait, yes there is and it's Marlon Wayans!
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|07-22-2009, 10:42 AM||#77|
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|07-22-2009, 10:46 AM||#78|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Before laying ol' Roadblock to rest, wait and see what develops with the mini-playsets. That looks alot like Roadblock standing next to the Outpost Defender.
|07-22-2009, 10:49 AM||#79|
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